Guided walks set off again this summer - Sir William Harpur appears in the first outing

William Harpur Statue
William Harpur Statue

The series of guided walks around Bedford begin again on Sunday with a tour entitled I Never Knew That.

The walks, led by members of the Bedford Association of Tour Guides, leave the Old Town Hall in St Paul’s Square every Sunday at 11am and are suitable for all ages.

This Sunday’s walk (May 9) was a title deliberately chosen as the expression was so frequently heard during this particular walk.

Did you know, for example, that the elegant spire of St Paul’s Church is actually relatively modern - especially when compared to some parts of the church building itself?

Where is the only statue of Sir William Harpur and what is so unusual about it?

In these days of political ‘in fighting’ what building in Bedford, constructed for the county council, has the borough coat of arms over its portico and how did this come about?

Learn the answer to all of these questions on this walk.

Each walk lasts approximately 90 minutes and there is a different theme or topic every week and the cost is £3 per person with reductions for children.

Due to their popularity, pre-booking of your place is essential so call the new Bedford Travel and Tourism Centre on 01234 718112.